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Thousands of acres of Delta farmland to go on auction block

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — Approximately 4,783 acres of cropland in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi has been slated for auction Oct. 22. Schrader Real Estate and Auction Company is managing the auction, in cooperation with Walker Auctions and Paul A. Lynn & Associates, LLC. Almost half the land — 2,357 acres — is located in Sunflower County, […] [...]

Natchez Trace sees drop in visitors in August; year-to-date numbers flat

TUPELO — The number of visitors to the Natchez Trace Parkway so far this year is essentially flat compared to 2013, and the Trace saw a significant decrease last month. Superintendent Mary Risser said, “This year, 496,436 people used the Parkway in August, compared to 533,555 who were counted in 2013.” In 2013, the Trace […] [...]

UM’s Patterson School of Accounting makes top 20 for graduate program

OXFORD — Accounting Degree Review has released its 2014 ranking of the top 50 graduate schools for accounting. The Patterson School of Accountancy at the University of Mississippi made the ranking at 14th. It was the only Mississippi school to be included. McCombs School of Business from the University of Texas in Austin took the […] [...]

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Phillip Sykes joins Butler Snow in Jackson

by Published: September 11,2014

Tags: accounting, Business, law, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

Butler Snow is pleased to announce that Phillip S. Sykes has joined the firm’s Ridgeland office. Sykes is a member of the firm’s commercial litigation practice group and will focus his practice on appellate matters, commercial litigation, insurance, personal injury and product liability defense and toxic tort matters. “Phillip is a respected and experienced attorney, […] [...]

Mississippi sounds coming to Americana Music Festival & Conference

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Visit Mississippi, the state tourism office of Mississippi, is partnering with the Americana Music Festival & Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, to present a Mississippi theme at the 15th annual event. As part of the five-day conference, Mississippi musicians, writers and advocates will be featured as part of panel discussions, musical showcases and […] [...]

Jones County launches leadership ‘masters program’ to mark 25th anniversary

LAUREL — Nearly 500 individuals have participated in Leadership Jones County (LJC) since the first class in 1990. Developed to identify and prepare the community’s future leadership resources, LJC has provided Jones County with a network of current and emerging leaders who possess the skills and sense of commitment to improve our community. LJC has […] [...]

Old Taylor Road work makes it easier to get to Ole Miss football games

OXFORD — Ole Miss football fans who will be visiting Oxford this week for the first time since the spring will notice a significant difference in Old Taylor Road, a major entrance to the University of Mississippi campus. The Old Taylor Road interchange off Mississippi Highway 6 underwent a major transformation this spring, aimed at […] [...]

Foundation’s grant to MSU to fund free health/fitness program

STARKVILLE — With a second-year grant from the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation, Mississippi State University is providing a free comprehensive health and fitness program for the entire campus community and beyond. The program also will measure and monitor participants’ progress as part of a pre- and post-program assessment. The $250,000 award […] [...]

Hancock Fabrics exec: ‘Expenses were a challenge’ as company posts loss

BALDWYN — Hancock Fabrics Inc. has released financial results for its second quarter ended July 26 and the first half of fiscal 2014. Net sales for the quarter were $59.3 million compared to $59.1 million for second quarter of last year, and comparable store sales increased 0.9 percent following a 1.7percent decrease for the same […] [...]

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